Volunteer Opportunities for Faculty, Staff, Undergrad & Grad Students

Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO)

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator

Email: volunteers@ccolife.org

Volunteer Opportunities: Painting Projects, Organizing Our Free Store, Serving Meals, Distributing Groceries

Internship Opportunities: Culinary, Case-Work, Maintenance, Office, Volunteer Coordinator, Life Skills, Grant Writing


DuPage Children's Museum

Website: http://dupagechildrens.org

Email: Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: 630-637-8000 ext 4680

Volunteer Opportunities: Play Assistant, Museum Assistant, Art Studio, Visitors Services, Maintenance, Administrative

Internship Opportunities: Art Programming, Development, Early Childhood, Event Planning, Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, Membership, Birthday Parties & Rentals, Volunteer Management

Background Check Required: Background check policy

El Valor

Website: http://www.elvalor.org/

Phone: 312-666-4511

Email: volunteer@elvalor.net.

Volunteer Opportunities:Working in Children & Family Center Kitchen, Reading to Children, Working with Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Individuals, Maintenance



Website: http://www.fnal.gov

Contact: Office of Communication

Phone: 630-840-3351

Email: fermilab@fnal.gov

Internship Opportunities: intern programs


Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

Website: www.icirr.org

Contact: Anna Machalski

Email: annamachalski@gmail.com

Internship Opportunities: Politics, Organizing, Policy, Immigrant Family Resource Program, New Americans Initiative & Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Communications, Development


Junior Achievement of Chicago

Website: www.jachicago.org

Phone:(312) 715-1300

Email: info@jachicago.org

Volunteer Opportunities: Classroom Volunteer, Capstone Volunteer, After School & Summer Programs


Kohl Children's Museum


Contact: Development Office

Phone: 847-832-6911

Email: development@kohlchildrensmuseum.org

Volunteer Opportunities: Assistants to Help in Adventures in Art Exhibit, Exhibit Experience Opportunities, Birthday Party Concierge, Membership Renewal and Recruitment Associate


New Moms, Inc.

Website: http://newmomsinc.org

Contact: Emily White Hodge 

Phone: 773-413-3446


Volunteer Opportunities: Front Desk, APD Job Search Assistant, Donation Distribution, Volunteer Work Floor Support, Lunch Monitoring, Donation Drive Coordinator, Delivery & Pick-Up, Photographer

Project CARE Plus: Bensenville School District

Website: www.bsd2.org 

Contact: Lisa Simoncelli, Larissa Schwarz, Sue Vitale, Laura Butz

Phone: 630-766-2602 ext. 4101

Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring & Tutoring After School Program


SCARCE: School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education

Website: http://www.scarceecoed.org/

Contact: Kay McKeen

Phone: 630-545-9710

Email: ecoed@sbcglobal.net

Time Commitment: Long term, short term, and 1 day projects

Volunteer Opportunties:Fall Recycling Extravaganzaz, Book Rescue, Tools for Schools, Super Crayons, Office & Data Entry, Concierge


Y.O.U (Youth Organization Umbrella)

Contact:  Tara Dolan 

Email: tara.dolan@youevanston.org

Phone: 847-866-1200 ext 232

Available Opportunities: After school tutors, mentorships, internships, work study, and Impact Fellows

Long Term Volunteer Opportunities

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)


Contact: John Hosteny (Illinois Office)

Phone: 312-353-3622

Email: il@cns.gov

Serving in the United States

Paid Volunteer Programs: AmeriCorps State & National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC,  FEMA Corps, and Senior Corps


Peace Corps

Website: www.peacecorps.gov

Contact: Rok Teasley

Phone: 312-353-1128

Email: rteasley@peacecorps.gov

Serving Abroad

Volunteer Opportunities: Peace Corps (2 Years Commitment), Peace Corps Response (3 to 12 Month Commitment), Global Health Service Partnership (1 Year Commitment), Graduate Program for Volunteers (Combine Service & Master Degree Program)





    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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